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Sawmill TapHouse and Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
+1 250-324-0222
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (70 reviews)
“brisket” (6 reviews)
“fries” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
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Reviewed today via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch with friends before a play. Rustic decor with friendly staff. Pizza was amazing! Our party also had Sawmill Burger, Pull Pork Sandwich and Beef Brisket Dip with great satisfaction. Fries are amazing. Most meals served with fries AND salad. Don't see...More

Thank _ltower407
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to the Sawmill Tap House a few times while heading from Chemainus. Each time we have had great food and decent service. The menu has a variety of different dishes but the wood-fire pizza is one of our favorites. Will go again...More

Thank saltsunandsand
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks so much for the feedback saslsunandsand! Our culinary team has done a fantastic job of constructing our menu and making sure we have something for everyone. Chemainus is such a great place to be, I hope you can come visit us again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped into Chemainus on a whim and found this great place to eat. The food was good and so was the service.More

Thank wcladyD
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for stopping in wcladyD, I love it when people discover us for the first time and Chemainus really is a great town that we are thrilled to be a part of. Our culinary team has done a great job putting our menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mixed reviews on food, pizzas are very good but some of the other items can be a mixed bag. Selection of beer is great with several Island breweries on tap.More

Thank Oceanview143
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write out this review Oceanview134, and I am glad to see you enjoyed your pizza and beers, we definitely have some great options for both. If there is anything specific you did not enjoy about your other meals please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room had annoying echo flutter, no atmosphere. Bar served only lucky lager on tap. Poor buffet - plain old garlic mashy, plain rice, dry stringy brisket roast.More

Thank allen l
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review Allen, I appreciate all the feedback we get and always look to improve upon our services and offerings. I will absolutely be reviewing this feedback with our team to see how we can be better serving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously amazing, we came for Sunday morning brunch... Had the brunch poutine. I have literally never tasted better hashborwns in my life, I'm not sure what whichcraft they are doing in the kitchen but I'm all over it ;) the bacon was also really well...More

Thank Heidi A
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great choice on the brunch poutine and thank you so much for taking the time to write this review Heidi I really appreciate it. More and more people are discovering our excellent brunch menu that we offer between 9 and noon Saturdays and Sundays. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for supper. Didn't have beers of which there were plenty on tap! Looked impressive. Started with the baked bread which left much to be desired. Was not very warm and the oil and vinegar dip were very plain. We shared a Rack of Ribs....More

Thank Fishcat
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review Fishcat and I am sorry to hear about the bum knee! We so have plenty of Pacific North West craft beer on 26 taps, and 14 others of assorted local wines and ciders. I am so...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Good selection of beers on tap. Average service - our server could have used some 'smile' training. Might have just been a bad day for her. The food was fine - typical pub food. I had expected the inside to be a little more in...More

Thank MarkfromtheIsland
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MarkfromtheIsland, thanks for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Our bar top is actually from one of the largest wooden sawmills and free standing structures re-purposed into our rail! We also have several saw blades that were used in the mill...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Good food and good service. Need more cider choices to go with the great beer selection. Liked the potato salad! Fries were average. Had the mixed pork and beef burger - nice! It’s a long, long walk up the hill from the Thetis Island ferry...More

Thank Albert T
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for writing this review Albert! Oh how I wish I had even MORE than 40 taps to choose what products we could be pouring, we are so spoiled for options you are absolutely right it is difficult to decide what makes the cut and...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Went here for a birthday dinner. Prior to ordering our food we decided to go for the triple beer tasting which was very good, 5 out of 6 were great, however 1 was not quite to our liking but hey that's why you go for...More

Thank alannsarah
SamHiggs, General Manager at Sawmill TapHouse and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this feedback alannsarah, nobody likes eating their meals at separate times at the same table. I will certainly take this to our team as we are always looking to improve in all areas...More

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alexgrant2017
26 February 2017|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
Absolutely, just ask your server and they will help you navigate your options and we are looking to add even more!
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k_elizabeth92
3 September 2016|
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Response from SamHiggs | Property representative |
We do not have a specific kids menu but we are always happy to find something for kids of all ages. We can help them build their own pizza if that's something you think they might like!
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UteChris
24 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3055 Oak St | #201b, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Chemainus
  • Phone Number: +1 250-324-0222
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Description
Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse & Grill, the home of good food for good people. Located in Chemainus Village Square the Sawmill offers a unique selection of Northwest Pacific craft beers, fresh Italian style wood fired pizzas and slow cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function or to just kick back with friends after a long day.
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